from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • An island of the West Indies east of Puerto Rico. It is the largest of the British Virgin Islands.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A stamped cut-money of the Virgin Islands, struck in 1801, and so called from the stamp.


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  • Even more to my amazement, it's made on Tortola, which isn't known for its bakeries.

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  • The documents seen by the Guardian state that MSI, registered in Tortola, the British Virgin Islands, first bought 35% of Tevez's economic rights on 17 December 2004, the month Corinthians were taken over.

    Carlos Tevez: The billionaires' fight over his ownership revealed | David Conn

  • Chennai-based Ram Kaashyap Investment has decided to acquire Gemmia Worldwide SA, an oil sludge treatment and recycling company based in Tortola British Virgin Islands, for $150 million.

    Morning News Roundup

  • DeJongh said State Department officials contacted authorities in Britain and the British Virgin Islands to press for an immediate halt to open trash burning at the Pockwood Pond Solid Waste Incinerator in Tortola.

    U.S. officials urge BVI to prevent drifting smoke

  • Celebs got to choose up to 7 nights accommodation at their choice of resort at either Antigua, Tortola or The Grenadines.

    Zorianna Kit: The 2009 MTV Movie Swag Awards

  • A million dollars was wired to Traco Group International, a subsidiary of his Swiss company that Marco had set up on Tortola in the British Virgin Islands.


  • From January 26 to 30, Kinsman and a couple of his colleagues met with the Tinners at a luxury hotel on Tortola.


  • The meetings occurred on Tortola, the largest of the sixty inhabited and uninhabited islands that make up the archipelago in the Caribbean Sea.


  • The Tinners were more than happy to get a break from the Swiss winter, and they were familiar with Tortola.


  • Charter companies are located on Tortola, the largest BVI Island.

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